| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:14 PM
It would be a blow to the city of Bridgeport's school system and its 21,000 students if Paul Vallas is not permitted to stay on as superintendent. Someone of Mr. Vallas' experience and gravitas is just what the doctor ordered for the city's ailing...
| Jan 5, 2014
A trial starting this week is expected to raise questions about how Cook County prosecutors are using Illinois' anti-terrorism law and whether Chicago police crossed any lines when they infiltrated protest groups before the 2012 NATO summit.
| Sep 2, 2013
| 4:29 PM
A Cicero man accused of fatally shooting one man and injuring two others during an argument at a weekend party in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood was ordered held on $2 million bail Monday.
Vidal Martinez, 20, of the 1300 block of South 58th Avenue,...
| Aug 17, 2013
After moving to an apartment in the four-story Greenview Place building in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood in February, Burton Nelson thought he had lost a link to the great outdoors. No longer could he walk out his door to his yard.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano was convicted of corruption Tuesday for a third time and could face more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty in a 2010 bribery scheme to influence a bandage contract at Stroger Hospital.
| Oct 6, 2013
Ever since The Baffler left town and Stop Smiling ceased publication, Chicago's small-press scene has been on life support. Now, an indie journal of cultural criticism is poised to fill the void.
This piece first ran in...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:25 AM
A Chicago police officer shot and killed a man who was waving a butcher knife during a domestic disturbance in a Bridgeport home early Friday morning, authorities said.
Felix Valdez, 44 was shot around 1:10 a.m. in his apartment in the 3200 block of...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:55 PM
In the tightknit Bridgeport neighborhood where he grew up, Michael DiFoggio was known simply as "Bird," a gregarious, hard-drinking plumbing contractor who parlayed political connections into success as a real estate developer.
Through the years,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
UPDATED ITEM FOR SUNDAY PRINT COLUMN Like just about everyone else, I expected Gov. Pat Quinn to choose an up-and-coming Illinois Democrat to be his running mate — an ethnic minority, a woman or both. The party needs to deepen......
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Arcade Fire has announced several North American shows in support of its new album "Reflektor," beginning in March 6 in Louisville, Ky., and ending late August in Montreal.
"Reflektor" recently scored the No. 1 spot on the Billboard album chart,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Renowned school reformer Paul Vallas has won his battle in court to be certified as a superintendent in Connecticut. But, alas, it's a hollow victory.
Mr. Vallas is returning to Illinois, where he once headed Chicago's school district and was the city's...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:20 PM
The driver of a pickup truck that went over a curb and struck two students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, killing one of them, had marijuana in his system and faces felony charges or driving under the influence, Champaign County...